Meeting Street MA Inc Early Intervention Educator in New Bedford, Massachusetts
Early Intervention Educator New Bedford, MA Meeting Street believes the dignity of each person is paramount. We recognize that our community?s future strength rests firmly on our commitment to our values of respect, compassion, integrity, inclusivity, and excellence. Meeting Street does not discriminate in services or employment on the basis of ethnicity, race, age, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, national origin, economic background/circumstances, physical and/or mental abilities, veteran status, marital status or resident immigration status. Meeting Street respects and celebrates the diversity that contributes to a healthy, caring community. To uphold these commitments, we expect all employees to recognize and properly respond to racism and other forms of injustice. Meeting Street is currently offering a four-step \$2,500 bonus to new employees for full-time, benefit eligible positions. Summary of Main Duties: Partners with and provides assessment and direct services to families of eligible and potentially eligible infants or toddlers so the child can develop to their fullest potential and participate functionally within their family and community. This position is 40 hours per week. Job Duties: Partner with children and families to implement strategies to promote early childhood development, parental education and coaching, advocacy and support. Assess the functional capabilities of children ages 0-3 relative to their age-appropriate milestones for potential developmental delays or developmental risk factors. Serve as the service coordinator for a caseload of families with a wide range of racial backgrounds, cultures, religions, socioeconomic status, sexual orientation, gender identity and abilities with understanding of how their life experiences may by impacted by social determinants. Collaborate with the family to develop goals to address the child?s development that fit into their daily routines and play. Deliver services in an approachable and comfortable way as a guest in our clients? homes, translating your clinical knowledge into every-day language. Continuously assess the progress of your clients and collaboratively adjust the plan as needed. Provide support to families with daily challenges and connect them with resources within or outside of our program as needed to support their child?s development or immediate needs. Consult and partner with a multidisciplinary team of professionals, including Nurses, Occupational Therapists, Physical Therapists, Social Workers and Speech Language Pathologists. Full-time employees at Meeting Street enjoy low cost benefits package that includes medical and dental insurance plans (BCBSRI), vision insurance (VSP), employer-paid life insurance and long term disability, optional employee and dependent life insurance, voluntary medical and dependent care flexible spending accounts, up to 5% company matching 403(b) retirement plan, generous paid time off (PTO), BCBS Wellness Program, mileage reimbursement, tuition reimbursement, employee assistance program and much more! If you are looking for a rewarding career to make a difference in children?s lives, then you have found the right path with Meeting Street. This is an opportunity to join Meeting Street where individuals of all abilities learn, play, work and live together. Learn more about us at https://www.meetingstreet.org/ Requirements Bachelor?s degree from an accredited institution, with successful completion of at least 4 approved 3-credit courses that focus on infants, toddlers, and/or families 300+ hours of practicum or work experience with young children (under the age of 5) Additional experience with infants, toddlers, and/or families is preferred Valid pediatric CPR and First Aid certification Valid Driver?s License and ability to provide own transportation to appointments.